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CA Foundation Course 2018 | Entry to Chartered Accountancy Course

CA Foundation Course new syllabus subjects. Skills, eligibility, registration, exemption, validity, exam fee and Passing criteria.

CA Foundation course is a new entrance level for the Chartered Accountancy course in India. ICAI makes an early entry to the CA Profession through Foundation Route. You will gain a comprehensive knowledge of accounting in this course. Earlier it was known as CA CPT i.e. Common Proficiency Test.

There are three different levels of Chartered Accountancy Course. These are Entry Level (CA Foundation Course), First Stage of Theoretical Education (CA Intermediate Course) and Final Stage of Theoretical Education (CA Final Course).

CA Foundation Course Subjects

Subjects:

You have to study four papers under CA Foundation course. Foundation Course comprises of four papers, out of which two are subjective and two are objective type. Negative marking for choosing wrong options is there in objective papers. Following are 4 papers of CA Foundation level examination:

  • Paper 1: Principles and Practice of Accounting [100 Marks]
  • Paper 2: Business Laws & Business Correspondence and Reporting
    • Section A: Business Laws [60 Marks]
    • Section B: Business Correspondence and Reporting [40 Marks]
  • Paper 3: Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning &Statistics
    • Part I: Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning [60 Marks]
    • Part II: Statistics [40 Marks]
  • Paper 4: Business Economics & Business and Commercial Knowledge
    • Part I: Business Economics [60 Marks]
    • Part II: Business and Commercial Knowledge [40 Marks]

Note that Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be subjective type while Paper 3 and Paper 4 will be of Objective Type with Negative Marking.

CA Foundation Eligibility

Registration:

Candidates who wish to pursue Chartered Accountancy Course can register for CA Foundation Course after appearing in Class 12th examination. Thus, you may register for CA Foundation Course by filling Online Registration Form.

CA Foundation Exemption

Direct Entry:

As per the revised Scheme of Education and Training the candidates are required to pass the Foundation Examination instead of Common Proficiency Test to enter into the CA Course. However, if you are eligible for direct entry then you may directly get registration to CA Intermediate course instead of Foundation Course.

CA Foundation Skills Assessment

Skills Assessment:

Students are made aware of the level of skills which would be assessed in respect of each content area and can accordingly prepare for the examination.

FOUNDATION COURSE
Level I
Comprehension &
Knowledge
Level II
Application
Principles and Practice of Accounting
5% – 20%
80% – 95%
Business Laws
50% – 65%
35% – 50%
Business Correspondence and Reporting
100%
Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning & Statistics
100%
Business Economics
40% – 50%
50% – 60%
Business and Commercial Knowledge
100%

Candidates who wish to pursue Chartered Accountancy Course can register for Foundation Course after appearing in Class 12th examination.

CA Foundation New Course Implementation

New Syllabus:

Implementation schedule of Revised Scheme of Education and Training for CA Foundation Course:

Particulars
Date/Attempt
Registration for Foundation Course started from
1st July 2017
First Foundation Exam to be held in
May 2018
Last CPT Exam to be held in
June 2019
Three Parallel attempts
Foundation
CPT
May 2018
June 2018
Nov 2018
Dec 2018
June 2019
June 2019

CA Foundation Course Validity Period

Registration Validity:

Registration of CA Foundation Course shall be valid only for 3 years. After expiry of initial registration, you have option to revalidate registration period. Therefore, you have to revalidate your registration for further period of 3 years.

CA Foundation Examination

You have to complete a minimum of 4 months study period from registration date for appearing in CA Foundation Exams. CA Foundation exams are held twice in a year. If you register on or before 30th June/ 31st Dec, you will be eligible to appear in Nov/ May examination, as the case may be.

Coming CA Foundation examination is in May 2018. If you are qualified in 10+2 exam then you are eligible for CA Foundation exams. Generally, CA Foundation exams are conducted in the morning hours i.e. from 10:30 A.N. to 1:30 P.M.

CA Foundation Passing Criteria

Passing Marks:

You have to secure at least 40 marks in each papers. Your total marks should be 50 % i.e. 200. In other words, a candidate is declared to have passed in CA Foundation exam, if he gets a minimum of 40% marks in each paper and minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate of all the papers.

Click here to download all about CA Foundation Course in PDF like Eligibility, Registration, Syllabus, Weightage of Marks, Exam Dates, Revision Test Paper, Mock Test Paper, Question Papers, Suggested Answers, Admit Card, Result and Pass Percentage.

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kdaga

I filled the online form for around a week ago and till date they are showing the payment to be not verified. Though i got the form for the stamp, so do i have to wait till it gets verified or go to the head office directly?

Sudarshan
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Sudarshan

i have finished every process in registration but how to know they are going to send foundation course book. when will i receive the book

CS Arjun
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CS Arjun

Wrong information.

As per your above given syllabus paper 2 and 4 is objective and paper 1 and 3 is subjective.

You have mentioned paper 3 and 4 is objective.

Deepak
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Deepak

Sir, i haven’t registered for foundation course till yet. if i register now will i be eligible for may foundation course exam>?

archana
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archana

Can i do ca foundation with my bcom

Dhairya
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Dhairya

yes

Rahul Gowariker
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Rahul Gowariker

I’ve already registered & payed the fees (Rs. 9400) for the CA Foundation Course but I am doubtful if I’ve completed the entire process.
Is there any Exam Form that needs to be filled?
Are there any additional fees?
I am appearing for the May 2018 examination & have still not appeared for my 12th Std. examination (i.e: I’m still in the 12th std.).
Can someone tell me what else to do before sitting for the exam?

Jyothika
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Jyothika

Hey can u tell me that now r u eligible or no because even I am 12th standard …..n they told only after completing ur 12th board exams..

aakash singh
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aakash singh

u can use ur 12 hall ticket to registered ….even i am in 12 but i have registered

Dhairya
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Dhairya

Before Exams you need to file Exam form

Praveen
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Praveen

how can i get ca foundation cource books?

Dhairya
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Dhairya

If you are already registered with the Institute (ICAI), then after due verification they will issue coupon codes. you need o redeem that at the Site – icai-cds.org

Tushar Vij
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Tushar Vij

I applied for Intermediate course for foundation / CPT route but by mistake i select provisinal registration which is for direct route. please help me to correct the details to process this under CPT reoute

Anjesh yadav
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Anjesh yadav

Only three attempts are give in CA foundation?

Elsie mathew
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Elsie mathew

I am a retired banker aged 50 having hsc, bsc degree and caiib. Can i register for foundation exam

ashwini
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ashwini

yes as far as i know there is no age restrictions… u go ahead with your idea…. rest please confirm to your nearest branch of ICAI for complete and correct details…

sivaram
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sivaram

Why foundation exam? . You can join directly if you have 60% in Bsc.

Harsh
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Harsh

hi. friend of mine registered in 2012 but due to some family problem couldnot continue. Now he wants to give CPT will he be eligible to appear in CPT december attempt and if yes please guide on re registration form.

reply asap

Vamsi reddy
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Vamsi reddy

Can u pls give the information about exam timings of foundation course

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